• Spc. Paul Welte, who represents the National Capital Region, listens as his sponsor, Sgt. Monica Banks, makes conversation prior to his board appearance Oct. 18.

    Staying loose

    Spc. Paul Welte, who represents the National Capital Region, listens as his sponsor, Sgt. Monica Banks, makes conversation prior to his board appearance Oct. 18.

  • Spc. Jeremy Shivick gets another look at his class A uniform courtesty of his sponsor Staff. Sgt. Jason Thomas.  Shivick, who represented the U.S. Army Forces Command, was to appear before a board of the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers.

    One last look

    Spc. Jeremy Shivick gets another look at his class A uniform courtesty of his sponsor Staff. Sgt. Jason Thomas. Shivick, who represented the U.S. Army Forces Command, was to appear before a board of the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers.

  • Spc. Kevin Mulloy, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command entry, stands at the position of attention as his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class James Gallego, inspects his uniform just moments before his board appearance.

    A second look

    Spc. Kevin Mulloy, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command entry, stands at the position of attention as his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class James Gallego, inspects his uniform just moments before his board appearance.

  • Sgt. Jesse Jacklyn, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, appears to be in a state of deep concentration only minutes before his board appearance.

    Deep concentration

    Sgt. Jesse Jacklyn, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, appears to be in a state of deep concentration only minutes before his board appearance.

  • Sgt. Mark Fuggiti of the National Guard Bureau seems to carry a look of resolve as he walks toward the room where a board of the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers awaits him.

    Ready

    Sgt. Mark Fuggiti of the National Guard Bureau seems to carry a look of resolve as he walks toward the room where a board of the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers awaits him.

  • Spc. Jose Figueroa gets a last-minute tie adjustment from his sponsor, Sgt. Gaualofa Fuga, prior to his board appearance.  Figueroa represented the U.S. Army Pacific Command.

    Adjustments

    Spc. Jose Figueroa gets a last-minute tie adjustment from his sponsor, Sgt. Gaualofa Fuga, prior to his board appearance. Figueroa represented the U.S. Army Pacific Command.

FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 18, 2012) -- Soldiers of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition exhibited nervousness, anticipation and a wide range of other emotions in preparation for the final Best Warrior event: the board appearance. Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presided over the panel that included the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers.

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